Haunted Places in cliffside, British Columbia



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    Four Mile House Bar and Grill

    Victoria, British Columbia

    14.5 miles from cliffside, BC

    Many ghosts are said to appear at the Four Mile House Bar and Grill, including Margaret Gouge (who appears in the gardens), a man in a suit, and Jake Matteson.


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    Hatley Castle

    Victoria, British Columbia

    14.6 miles from cliffside, BC

    Built in the early 1900s by former British Columbian lieutenant governor James Dunsmuir, Hatley Castle is said to be haunted by a Dunsmuir son who died at war. When the castle became a military academy, another ghost is said to have joined him: that of his mother, who would drag ...


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    Gorge Road Hospital

    Victoria, British Columbia

    16.5 miles from cliffside, BC

    Strange white lights and a ghostly lady have been reported at Gorge Road Hospital.


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    Princess Mary Restaurant

    Victoria, British Columbia

    17 miles from cliffside, BC

    Some reports say the Princess Mary Restaurant has closed. It was housed on the Princess Mary, a passenger ship that was scrapped in 1951 and more recently used as a cafeteria for a tug- and barge-building operation. It was said to be haunted by a former captain's wife who hanged ...


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    Point Ellice House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    17.1 miles from cliffside, BC

    Point Ellice, a 19th-century residence of Peter and Caroline O'Reilly and their four children Frank, Kathleen, Mary Augusta and Jack, is said to be haunted by the family. The house museum has a nice collection of Victoriana and is open for tours and teas in the summer.


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    Old Point Ellice Bridge

    Victoria, British Columbia

    17.2 miles from cliffside, BC

    The red ghost lights that hover about 18" off the ground at Old Point Ellice Bridge are believed to be remnants from the May 26, 1896 disaster when Point Ellice Bridge collapsed into the Upper Harbour under a laden streetcar. Of the 143 on board, 55 were killed. The cause ...


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    Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guest Houses

    Victoria, British Columbia

    17.2 miles from cliffside, BC

    The specter of an elderly woman with long gray hair and unexplained sounds have been reported at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guest Houses.


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    Fan Tan Alley

    Victoria, British Columbia

    17.8 miles from cliffside, BC

    Theh ghost at Fan Tan Alley, Chung, is said to have killed a sing-song girl who spurned his advances. Chung has been known to push people asie as he comes through.


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    Market Square

    Victoria, British Columbia

    17.8 miles from cliffside, BC

    Market Square includes several buildings from the late 1800s and is visited by spirits who were patrons of the long-gone saloons and brothels here. Two of the ghosts are Charlie Kincaid, whose throat was slit, and his girlfriend Belle Adams, who committed the crime.


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    Harbour House Hotel

    cliffside, British Columbia

    17.8 miles from cliffside, BC

    At Harbour House Hotel, the ghost of Walter Herzog, murdered here in 1973, is said to walk. Moaning, strange whispers, and faulty electronic devices have been reported here.


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    McPherson Playhouse

    Victoria, British Columbia

    17.8 miles from cliffside, BC

    Ghosts at McPherson Playhouse, according to witnesses, include a Frenchman and a lady in gray. The Frenchman is seen outside on the corner in October. Voices and objects that have been moved also have been reported.


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    Pounders

    Victoria, British Columbia

    17.9 miles from cliffside, BC

    Objects have been moved by unseen hands at Pounders restaurant, perhaps by the ghostly lady who has been seen on the stairway.


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    Maritime Museum

    Victoria, British Columbia

    17.9 miles from cliffside, BC

    Local lore has it that many ghosts visit the Maritime Museum, housed in a former courthouse building that includes Victoria’s original gallows. Some say the hanged men were buried on the grounds. Add to it that 135 people perished in the steamship Valencia wreck of 1908, and a few years ...


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    Hotel Rialto

    Victoria, British Columbia

    17.9 miles from cliffside, BC

    The 1911 Hotel Rialto was originally Hotel Douglas up until December 2007. A mysterious knocking sound comes from the door to the basement, set in an area where only employees can reach it. According to reports, the ghostly knocking has come about because the basement was once used as a ...


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    Bedford Regency Hotel

    Victoria, British Columbia

    17.9 miles from cliffside, BC

    Lady Churchill and Brady are the names of two ghosts said to appear at the Bedford Regency Hotel. Lady Churchill also has a presence at a restaurant across the street called Camillo's.


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    Old Morris Tobacconists

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18 miles from cliffside, BC

    Old Morris Tobacconists is a historic building with many o fits original fixtures such as a leaded-glass dome and onyx pillars. It's haunted by an employee who died in the upstairs workshop. Witnesses to the ghost's existence have heard footsteps and cupboards opening and closing upstairs when no one is ...


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    Rogers Chocolates

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18 miles from cliffside, BC

    Rogers Chocolates in Old Town is a historic old chocolate shop with a couple of ghosts. Founders Charles and Leah Rogers used to sometimes sleep in the shop's kitchen, and some say the couple still visits in spirit.


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    Empress Hotel

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.1 miles from cliffside, BC

    The Empress Hotel has several ghosts, including a thin, mustached man with a cane (believed to be its architect, Francis Rattenbury) and a ghost maid who still cleans on the sixth floor. The ghost of an employee who hanged himself was seen near the fated chandelier from which he did ...


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    Parliament Buildings

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.2 miles from cliffside, BC

    The historic 1890s Parliament Buildings are open for tours year-round. One of the most well-known ghosts here is architect Francis Mawson Rattenbury, who chooses to remain here, where he is appreciated daily, instead of in England where he was buried in an unmarked grave after being beaten to death by ...


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    Royal Theatre

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.2 miles from cliffside, BC

    A ghostly man has been seen at the Royal Theatre, a 1913 opera house and concert hall. Some witnesses also have felt as if they were being stabbed.


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    Helmcken House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.3 miles from cliffside, BC

    Helmcken House was the home of Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, first speaker of an elected assembly in BC, who lived there from 1853 to 1920. Cecelia Helmcken is suspected to be the ghost who haunts it; ghostly piano playing is heard along with occasional pranks.


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    The Bent Mast

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.3 miles from cliffside, BC

    The Bent Mast bar, inside an 1870s Victorian house, is said to be haunted by a ghost who touches, pinches and pushes folks. In, some reports say it's haunted by three ghosts: A man and two children.


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    Pioneer Square Park - Quadra St Cemetery

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.3 miles from cliffside, BC

    Pioneer Square, aka the Old Burying Ground, is where, between 1855 and 1873, thousands of bodies were buried with tiny tombstones. The ghost of a woman has been seen here, along with one of a prominent man, R.B. Johnson, a founding father of Victoria. His ghost re-enacts his death: He ...


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    Beacon Hill Park

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.4 miles from cliffside, BC

    The beautiful Beacon Hill Park has a ghost known as the Screaming Doppelganger, who appears on the rocks near the corner of Douglas and Superior streets around sunrise. The ghost is believed to be the spirit of a woman who was murdered nearby.


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    St. Ann's Academy

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.4 miles from cliffside, BC

    St. Ann’s Academy's oldest building, the chapel, was constructed in 1858. It was moved to its present spot and the rest of the school was built around it in 1871. Witnesses here report such ghostly activity as dark figures in doorways and unexplained singing in the middle of the night.


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    James Bay Inn

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.4 miles from cliffside, BC

    James Bay Inn, now a men's pub, is haunted by a former patient and celebrity who died here on March 2, 1945 when it was a hospital. Canadian artist and author Emily Carr's ghost has been seen floating in the room where she died. Some say she especially haunts those ...


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    Emily Carr House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.5 miles from cliffside, BC

    Built in 1863, the childhood home of Canadian painter Emily Carr is said to have a ghost that appears on the stairs and in Emily's mother's room.


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    Langham Court Theatre

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.8 miles from cliffside, BC

    Langham Court Theatre, a playhouse since 1929, is haunted by a ghost known as the Lady in the Loft, seen by both theater staff and patrons.


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    Craigdarroch Castle

    Victoria, British Columbia

    18.9 miles from cliffside, BC

    The late-1800s Craigdarroch Castle is large and haunted, just as a castle should be. It has 39 rooms in over 25,000 square feet, and was built for the family of coal magnate Robert Dunsmuir, although both he and architect Warren Heywood Williams died before it was finished. Its ghost is ...


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    Tod House

    Victoria, British Columbia

    19.4 miles from cliffside, BC

    The home of Hudson's Bay Company's John Tod, built in 1850, was once said to be haunted by a native woman in chains. The ghost, according to reports, no longer haunts the site.


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    Ross Bay Cemetery

    Victoria, British Columbia

    19.5 miles from cliffside, BC

    The Victorian Ross Bay Cemetery has some well-known ghosts, like David Fee, killed on the St. Andrews Cathedral steps Christmas Eve 1890, and Isabella Ross, the first female BC landowner, who owned this land before the cemetery was here. An unknown elderly Victorian couple are seen on the cemetery's west ...


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    Victoria Golf Club

    Victoria, British Columbia

    20.5 miles from cliffside, BC

    Victoria Golf Club has a spooky story. Locals say that in 1936, nurse Doris Gravlin, age 30, was strangled on the fairway. The murderer? Her estranged husband, who left her body on a shore near the seventh green. Doris was found five days later, and her husband's body was ...


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    Roche Harbor Resort

    Roche Harbor, Washington

    22 miles from cliffside, BC

    The ghost in residence here is Mrs. Beanning, a one-time governess for former owner John S. MacMillan. Mrs. Beanning's ashes were in an urn on the mantle, but when the new owners moved her urn to the family crypt, Mrs. Beanning's spirit was not amused. Since then, she plays pranks ...


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    Hotel de Haro

    Friday Harbor, Washington

    22.1 miles from cliffside, BC

    This 1886 hotel build by John McMillin was a famous stopping place for many, including the likes of Theodore Roosevelt. It is also home to a ghost woman who is said to walk the hotel halls. Another point of interest here is the McMillin mausoleum in the nearby woods, which ...


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    Black Nugget Museum

    Ladysmith, British Columbia

    27.4 miles from cliffside, BC

    At the Black Nugget Museum, folks have reported footsteps, ghostly pranks, a piano that plays itself, and a ghostly man with a handlebar mustache who appears in an upstairs window, say neighbors. A medium once declared that the spirit of a Native woman lingers in the building.


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    Orcas Hotel

    cliffside, Washington

    31.5 miles from cliffside, BC

    This delightful landmark hotel has been in operation for over a century, and has numerous ghost stories attached to its long and colourful past. The most significant is of former innkeeper Octavia Van Moorhem, who still keeps an eye on the establishment despite the fact that she passed away ...


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    Rosario Resort

    Eastsound, Washington

    34.8 miles from cliffside, BC

    It's an unusual ghost who haunts this resort. Employees say the wife of a former owner of the building, before it became a resort, has been spotted on the second floor wearing a 1930s red dress and riding her motorcycle. She has also been seen on the third floor.


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    Super 8 Port Angeles

    Port Angeles, Washington

    37 miles from cliffside, BC

    For more than 15 years, employees at the Super 8 Port Angeles have always felt that the hotel was haunted. After some recent renovations and the leveling of an old tree land plot adjacent to the property, much more activity began to occur. Unable to overlook the ...


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    Nanaimo Bastion

    Nanaimo, British Columbia

    40.4 miles from cliffside, BC

    The Nanaimo Bastion is an octagon-shaped fortification built in the 1850s and open to visitors in summer. One ghost here may be Kanaka Pete, who was imprisoned in the Bastion before he was hanged. It's also said to be haunted by a ghostly woman in a long dress, and an ...


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    Globe Hotel

    Nanaimo, British Columbia

    40.6 miles from cliffside, BC

    Globe Hotel, which now houses a radio station, is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman in a period dress seen floating down the stairs or in the kitchen. Crying and poltergeist activity are also reported.


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    Newcastle Island Park

    Nanaimo, British Columbia

    42 miles from cliffside, BC

    Newcastle Island Park is said to be haunted by those who have died in the mines beneath Newcastle, and by the ghost of Peter Kakua, a Hawaiian who murdered his wife, in-laws and baby daughter with an axe. His ghost is seen on the beaches at dusk.


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    CJ's Beach House

    Blaine, Washington

    45.8 miles from cliffside, BC

    When I was doing an internship at CJs Beach House in 2013, I was getting the chef jackets and I was walking back down the stairs 3 or 4 steps away from the door I heard footsteps of someone behind me so I stopped and looked behind me and nothing ...


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    Anacortes Museum

    Anacortes, Washington

    47 miles from cliffside, BC

    This historic museum houses maritime artefacts from the past of this fishing town, and is rumoured to be haunted. Some of the phenomena reported here includes disembodied footsteps, cold spots and the apparition of a former librarian, probably searching for an overdue book. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Washington Avenue Grill

    White Rock, British Columbia

    47.4 miles from cliffside, BC

    Two ghosts are said to visit Washington Avenue Grill: one, a young woman who died in a car accident in front of the establishment, and two, her beau, who committed suicide out of grief upon losing her. It is said that the woman's ghost comes out of the cemetery next ...


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    Hycroft Manor

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    49.7 miles from cliffside, BC

    Hycroft Manor is a 30-room, 20,000 sq. ft. mansion haunted by prankish spirits who flicker lights and close doors. Ghosts have been seen and heard here, including a World War I soldier, a nurse, a well-dressed woman, and a crying man.


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    Captain Whidbey Inn

    Coupeville, Washington

    49.7 miles from cliffside, BC

    At this early 1900s inn, folks say the apparition of an older woman roams the halls. Witnesses also have heard the ghostly sound of girls laughing in one room, and in another, a ghost makes an impression in a bed. There is also said to be a haunted cabin on ...


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    Central Park

    Burnaby, British Columbia

    50.7 miles from cliffside, BC

    Ghostly activity in Central Park in Burnaby includes that of a little boy near the lake and a young lady near Swangard Stadium who searches for her lost children. The boy disappears upon being noticed, and the 1930s-era lady may speak garbled words. Other spirits have been seen in the ...


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    St. Paul's Hospital

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    51.3 miles from cliffside, BC

    St. Paul's Hospital was founded in 1894 and was named after French bishop Paul Durieu of New Westminster. Both former patients and staff are said to haunt the place, seen as apparitions or strange lights or heard as disembodied voices. Witnesses have seen objects move by themselves and lights turn ...


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    Vogue Theatre

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    51.4 miles from cliffside, BC

    The 1940s-era Vogue Theatre closed in 1987, but rumor has it that the ghosts don't mind. It's said to be haunted by a pregnant woman who committed suicide and a man who sits in the theater seats, and sometimes brings friends along. Shadow figures have been noticed in the projection ...


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    Orpheum Theatre

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    51.4 miles from cliffside, BC

    The 1927 Orpheum Theatre is rumored to have an acrobat ghost. The vaudeville performer died in an accident and has been seen here in spirit.


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